Potsdam's cultural treasures through the centuries

Potsdam, located southwest of Berlin, is a former seat of the royal Prussian residence and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an exquisite garden.

The symbol of Potsdam is Sanssouci Palace, named after the French phrase "sans souci", which means "carefree". Frederick the Great had it built according to his own sketches in the middle of the 18th century and it was soon given the nickname of the 'Prussian Versailles'. The palace is only five minutes' walk from MAXX by Steigenberger Sanssouci Potsdam, an ideal starting point for a conference or tour of Potsdam. Another key attraction is Alexandrowka, a village built in 1826/27 as a colony for Russian singers. The wooden architecture is deliberately reminiscent of Russian dachas in order to make the singers feel at home. In the 20th century the Babelsberg film studio was was established in Potsdam and it is now the biggest in Europe. 'The Book Thief' was filmed here in 2013.


Public multi-storey parking lot, Luisenplatz
(278 parking spaces)
Cost € 12/day


Potsdam Main Station
Distance: 3 km
Estimated taxi fare: € 12 (one way)

Stop Luisenplatz-Süd/ Park Sanssouci
Distance: 400m (by foot)


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Berlin-Tegel Airport
Distance: 30 km
Estimated taxi fare: € 56 (one way)

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